Klopp wants to bring Real’s Navas to Liverpool – report

Joe Williams

Liverpool want a new goalkeeper and Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on Real Madrid man Keylor Navas, according to a report in Spain.

Klopp is interested in the Costa Rica No. 1 and, according to Diario Gol, the Reds boss has called Navas to offer him a move to Anfield at the end of the season.

Navas, who is currently out with a torn abductor muscle, is reportedly unhappy with Florentino Perez’s attitude and believes the president of the La Liga giants does not trust him.

The 30-year-old keeper has made six La Liga starts this term and is Zinedine Zidane’s No. 1, but he is unhappy with his situation and is looking for a new club to join in the summer, according to the Spanish publication.

Klopp has reportedly phoned him and offered him the No. 1 role ahead of Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius.

Navas is the preferred goalkeeper at the Bernabeu at present, but Madrid still hold an interest in Manchester United keeper David de Gea.

Real almost signed De Gea from United in August 2015, but a so-called dodgy fax machine meant Real missed the deadline to register the Spain international.

De Gea was linked with a move to the Bernabeu again this summer, but United held on to the 26-year-old, who is contracted until June 2019. But if they were to go back in for De Gea next summer then it would leave Navas playing second fiddle to the former Atletico Madrid man.

AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma is also a target for Zidane, despite signing a new deal with Serie A outfit Milan.